Runway Inspiration for the Transition into Spring

The secret to staying stylish as the snow starts to melt is piling on the light layers and incorporating bold pops of color to your winter wardrobe.

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The secret to staying stylish as the snow starts to melt is piling on the light layers and incorporating bold pops of color to your winter wardrobe. A deep peach coat and asymmetrical skirt from Proenza is the perfect look to pair with tights as the weather warms up.
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Likewise, a bright jewel-tone overcoat like this one from Ports 1961 isn't so heavy as something you'd wear in December, but is just enough to stay the breezy early spring chill.
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Brightly-colored suiting like Karen Walker's orange and blue ensemble is perfect for keeping warm while ushering in the new season.
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Layers are the key to keeping cozy as the ice starts to melt, and Rodarte's super-layered spring looks are right on target for the March-May stretch.
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Ditto Richard Chai's dramatic "desert warriors," whose silky sheer leggings offer an extra layer of warmth while incorporating a dreamy spring texture.
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For a more sporty layered look, Ohne Titel's futuristic spring collection included lots of techie (and most importantly, insulating) fabrics.
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A perfectly-proportioned trench coat is a spring transition staple, and we're big fans of Prabal Gurung's ladylike take on the classic.
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For spring, Michael Kors layered an oversize trench over long, unkempt layers that felt straight out of the mid-'90s.
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Alexander Wang also offered an interpretation of the classic trench with shimmery burnt-orange silk and an elongated lapel.
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A long cardi-coat like this one from Phillip Lim is a no-brainer come mid-March, when the thick coat you wore for the snowy months begins to feel too heavy.
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Pale khaki colors like this Preen boyfriend blazer and cropped trouser say "spring" without feeling premature (particularly if there's still some snow on the ground).
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This year, our favorite spring-transition tactic is undoubtedly the mixed-print pantsuit, which allows the wearer to play with funky spring patterns while still keeping cozy. This floral motif trouser from Rachel Comey is the perfect foil to a tie-dye top.
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A similar look from Vena Cava, which pairs a fun floral cardigan with a printed sweetheart blouse.
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Erdem is an authority on all things floral, so their contrasting flower prints for spring feel just right as buds start peeking out of the ground.
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For an elegant twist on the mixed-print look, Bensoni added a classic tux jacket to printed tops and trousers, giving the trend an evening-appropriate update.
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